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Apr 6, 2010 1:00am EDT
nations are catching up my concern is if we don't shore up the fundamentals of america's vitality we could find ourselves being eclipse. this is a book saying america let's wake up and rise to the occasion and rebuild our strength and provide for our kids and their kids. >> host: cardis this seems to be severely parts of the book a critique of president obama. it has caught the attention of people around washington of his hour reach our specific muslim nations are "kindling " who hate america and wish it america of the worst to when he made an enormous bear their purchases of the the and our national interest by carrying out the first act of the presidency a form of apology tour saying america has been derisive comment dismiss have come in america it is there again now listening to the concerns of others and america has dictated to other nations per barrel i don't think that is historically accurate we have been freeing others but i think it created the impression that our conviction and principles is wavering it is not part of that was a mistake and instead that a foreign policy consisten
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
going to be safe. i remember i think it was charles krauthammer that said this was america's holiday from history. we wish history had stopped the way they have been in the past but the truth is that some of these powers have great ambitions in becoming world superpowers is not becoming the dominant player on the stage. you mentioned that first russia. we thought russia had boston we had one and we didn't need to worry about them but russia's energy resources are so extraordinarily rich that they are able to use that wealth to reestablish their military might they have more natural gas than anyone in the world. they tie us for coal reserves. they sold more energy last year than saudi arabia so they are using that extraordinary wealth and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to help rebuild the military that can be competitive with their own. it is a long way from there today but that is what they are intending to do. >> host: i think you also write that they are supportive of iran because they would be even more control over the world's energy supply. >> guest: as russia looks
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 9:30pm EDT
this country essentially and they created the most productive economy in latin america for the last 20 years and it is not a equipped to this country his wife. it is overwhelmingly white. i agree with you completely. argentina, look at what they have done over the last five or six years. i agree with you completely. it is is not a questions these countries are white but i do think there is, having said that, there is still a step in the industrial process that we never took and i think this happened in the 40s. we never sort of recognized our elites, our political class was clear they were never going to let what happened in europe where you have a working-class movement, a viable working-class movement, they were never going to look-- let that happen so if you look at the taft-hartley bill and we talked a little head about this in the book, but if you look at that that was intended to make sure we never had-- that is one of the reasons we don't have health care because wherever you have single-payer health care you have viable, robust unions so i think you are right. i agree completel
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 12:00am EDT
have a hard time understanding because we are the united states of america, and i had a hard time understanding until i started turning over every stone to see what authorities we had the there was no authority to guarantee liabilities or to put capital into the institutions. but any event, i'm not sure what -- the british were -- i had said in the book i used rasht language when i was disappointed but as i sit in the book as i reflected on it, they obviously had their own issues they were looking at and the regulator it was for them a very difficult decision to let one of their banks go ahead and in the middle of a run lehman brothers step in and make the acquisition and be confident they had the wherewithal to do that. limited part in a much smaller transaction and i think it was tuesday or wednesday of the british authorities said if you have an account with lehman keeping securities there you couldn't take it out. they froze the accounts basically, which i gather came as a surprise, came as a big surprise to me. >> that was i think that shocked the markets. my recollection is
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 1:30am EDT
those who are the blame america first crowd but does not stand as the strong indication that america has values that we recognize our enduring and right for us and others who are willing to obtain them. that does not mean we force our will on other nations but it does mean we stand beside those of other nations to seek freedom. >> host: when you hear that criticism of the bush and administration to find weapons of mass destruction of our diplomacy being too aggressive or too high handed come and get them and all that kind of thing don't you think there are those who might be wary of aggressive foreign policy? >> host: there is a middle posture where one does not have to be seen as being timid and the defense of american values. or moving to access. you don't want to speak loudly and carry a small stick and there is a posture are showing american strength and ideals fall by their our commitments and standing with our friends and allies and i think president bush did so time and again made it clear we would stand with our allies and people who oppose us would receive was strong respons
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of the automobiles on america's highways in general. the question that i have is what reason can you give us this -- that we should not think that the recent recent toyota recall that would not replay itself was any other automobile dealer that puts -- manufactures automobile for america's highways. can you -- what reason can assure us that this toyota recall is really just something that is aberration as it relates to automobile safety? >> i would say this, mr. chairman, that the toyota recall while wide ranging is indicative of how n.h.t.s.a.'s uses its authority in a way to get to the bottom of something. when the secretary of transportation took office and at the time it was acting administration tour, they were observing certain issues with toyota and they felt so strongly about it that mr. metford went to japan to inform toyota that they did not feel that toyota was holding up its obligations to inform and interact with n.h.t.s.a. in a way to address safety concerns and recall concerns. that was a beginning, that effort began, actually on december 15th. it was the day of my
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:30am EDT
sleep in the streets, not one of them is in cuba. can america's a that? while lee is watching, obama takes a step closer to the presidency and an african proverb comes to mind. one of his black countrymen often try to describe the dilemma in the post-apartheid era got a stone but not a not to crack, not a not a that no stone to correct it with. the south majority government built homes for the people what left them without money to pay the rent provide them with running water but shut off the top when they couldn't be the bill to replace the names of bullheaded white segregationists and the the schoolhouses with those of black liberation heroes but didn't replace the shoddy roofs. order companies to hire blacks but permitted them to slash wages. so it goes for the new south africa where a small white minority continues to inhabit a split country, splendid country that is for all intensive purposes canada while three-quarters of the population resides in the country with living conditions similar to those of kenya or zambia. it's almost as if black south africans vanquishing the parti
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 8:00pm EDT
would bring an end to legalized plunder in america and we hang your mercy upon us to tour forcible some of our lord and savior jesus christ and his blessed name we pray amen. [cheering] ladies and gentlemen negative the leader of the online tax revolt. i want to introduce now someone most of us know mark william, his place is ringing out across the country for conservative principles and. mark is going to be helping introduce the great participants in the tea party expressed and other grass-roots today. mark, come up here and say a word. [cheering] >> wish me luck. i am on with joh this afternoon to follow up on the number one youtube hit. thank you for being here that t. purdy express comes and we started in nevada 27th. 25,000 people joined uso wish him every read a happy retirement. [cheering] moments ago the national press club we announced our endorsement and commitment of resources to elect nevada state legislators geren ingalls to replace harry reid. yesterday even though i live in boston, i live in california but my home state is boston. we were there with sarah palin. [che
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
not slowed hub of the fred harvey business everything is all about america they took to people was from kansas city, few. and before this building there was the union depot before it burned down so why have spent a lot of time in your town in my brain over the last few years. i think the easiest way for me to get you into the destroy all of this book and the idea we what we want to do is to for have imagery from the beginning of the book. so who the hell was fred harvey. on the spring night in 1980 to the trunk and cowboy is writing from northern mexico was in disbelief at the site of the montezuma hotel. it did appear to be a hallucination. montezuma was one of the most astonishing architectural creations in america perhaps most astonishing was its location. it was nestled in the gorgeous nowhere in the foothills of the mountains 6 miles outside of las vegas mexico would read this into a town of the real world only recently connected to civilization. the largest building in the united states between the style montezuma featured a dining room that seated 500, casino of breathtaking
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2010 2:00am EDT
staters joining us to take and reclaim the socialist people's republic of massachusetts for america. jericho you are doing all the hard work though. the only way this country gets fixed is if you do the work in the trenches. we can get you revved up and connected with people but at the end of the day it is organizing committee. it is keeping the hammer down with e-mails and letters and phone calls to restore a constitutional republic to the united states of america. [cheering] don't you dare let anyone tell you you are a racist, angry or are a mob. [cheering] we are a human rights movement. what we are doing is based on the united states constitution. [cheering] the i united states constitution sets up america as the only society in the history of mankind press on the idea that the only legitimate reason for government was to protect the individual civil liberties and rights of citizens. [cheering] it is impossible to be a racist, human rights advocate who anybody thinks the city its food and on the fringes what missiles lines have anything to do i have news for you, america is our
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
more distancing of him at this point in time? >> black america is not going throw barack obama away. because they understand their own experience. and you look at the polls even today where there is skepticism, black america is not going to throw him away. they've been in this country too long and they understand -- they understand that some of the -- what's thrown at him is not legitimate. i'm not saying that's good thing. they may not be in their best interest to do but none of the polls so far suggest that black america is going to distance themselves in any real way from barack obama at this point. >> yeah. i agree with robert completely. i don't think you're ever going to see the black support for barack obama dip below -- certainly below 80%. but i do think this. i don't think if things continue the way they're going, and i think they're going to, i don't think they are going to turn out for him in the next election. and, you know, the -- our presidential elections are not that complicated. there's a few states. i'm from indiana. he won't win indiana -- if the vote was today h
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 10:30pm EDT
pillars of america's global strength? .. he shares responsibility as well. for the economic distress which has occurred. i think in this president, president obama has not been as effective as he could have been helping us about of the distress. he frankly scared the heck out of the private-sector. when you say you're going to raise taxes next year that scares investors. when you say we are going to have cap-and-trade that is going to cause to pull back. when you take away the right to vote for speaker about for a union that scares away not only workers and employers and a trillion dollar deficits obviously frightens the financial sector and anyone who needs money to grow and thrive so it's been a policy which hasn't been as effective as it could have been but longer term the foundations of the economic vitality freely to the entrepreneurialism of america, the educational base of the country, the family formation in investments parents make in children, energy independence, they come together to form the basis of economic vitality, and those foundations are very much in distress right now
CSPAN
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
believe that its a he very important -- that it's very important that we diversify america's energy supply, we maximize the production of renewable energy, that we produce more here at home and, yes, that includes oil and natural gas. and, madam president, the use of coal is also very important and the use of coal using new technology to decarbonize the use of coal is important. we can do all of these things. our legislation includes provisions that will accomplish that. we neendz our legislation to come to the -- we need our legislation to come to the floor of the senate from the energy committee. i would say awful those who -- i support a carbon cap and i will support pricing carbon. that does not include support for cap and trade. if we haven't learned anything from the last decade or so about what wall street would do with ads 1 trillion carbon securities market, then we're pretty ill-prepared to legislate on these issues. so, madam president, there are not a lot of weeks left in this legislative session, and my fervent hope is, i would say to those who have been working on clim
CSPAN
Apr 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
basically only two other institutions in america. and almost none around the world. the two in america being the national institutes of health, and national science foundation. where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. and so we bring the best and the brightest in america in various fields to assess projects or grants or scholarship. of one kind or another. and so when you ask about goals, one is to preserve the institution as it's come in to being. and has developed a rather wonderful track record. but beyond that, they are challenges of the time. and so i've laid forth two that i consider to be initiatives that aren't exactly goals but there's a hard, kind of thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i called bridging cultures where we're looking at putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people. and then what it is that makes people differentiated. and we're a society that has a wondrous national culture. but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. and then we're looking at a world in which there are
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 11:30pm EDT
far left and the far right which eventually involves middle america and the center is? what is so wrong with wingnuts and i'm concerned when you talk about stopping them. isn't the idea of america to have free speech and allow america to express themselves any way they want to? >> i really appreciate that question. thank you. this is a great debate that has been going on. there are folks who've been trying to preach the idea that there is nothing more american than viewing colleges as an all or nothing bloodsport. that is as american as apple pie and of course it is absolutism disguised as apple pie. it is always, i'm not saying president obama wasn't born in america. i am just asking the question. wingnuts right now love to wrap themselves up in the american flag, and there is the sense that they are the true defenders of the founding fathers and it promotes an idea that i find air again. any political party should resume the american flag or the bible or the word of concept and freedom. the founding fathers as a reality check, weren't focused on uniting the nation, not dividing
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
program since 1987. the sec and the delivery, cable's latest gift to america. >>> this year's c-span studentcam competition asked middle and high school students to create a five to eight minute video dealing with one of our country's greatest strengths or challenge the country is facing. here is one of the third place winners. >> there is a lot of misunderstanding about what the true free markets are, how they were, how they don't work, what rules are needed and what roles are not necessary. we have the system but people don't understand how the system works. a disaster came along in the summer of 2007, so we have to focus on the fact that the whole idea of free markets and capitalism have taken a hit. ♪ ♪ >> since colonial times, and a grant from the novel the globe traveled to america to seek their fortunes. ♪ from the industrial revolution to the great depression of the united states has had her share of ups and downs yet whether she is experiencing a recession or economic boom, america remains the land where opportunities are abundant and the entrepreneur who thrives. >> w
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 3:30pm EDT
to the right of center. >> america is a center-right nation but slightly. this is what the friends forget is the center right nation but it's a center-right mentioned not a right nation which is how they win the elections. to your point, to your second point i think about the drift in american politics it is important because there is a reality check folks need to have. folks in the party this year have been pushing the illogical. the test. they want to prove by checklists you're a good honest republican. >> this was after the incident of upstate new york. >> right. one of the ironic things is if you talk to conservatives and there are thoughtful people, they always hold ronald reagan and goldwater as the icons. the irony is they couldn't pass the it alogical tests today. goldwater was pro-choice in favor of the gays in the military decades ago. reagan signed a liberal abortion law, grew the size of government and preside over tax increases when necessary but as governor and president and principled people, leaders of the conservative movement but when you try to dumdum politics an
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 11:30am EDT
people from both sides of the aisle. jack kemp big power empower america, jack kemp and bill bennett our far right. for their support of nafta. we thought that's going to cause us trouble with our ranks. but one of the reasons he was successful was that he did take approach down the middle. one of the reasons that he took the approach down the middle was the elephant stampede in 1994. i don't know if that happens to barack obama in 2010. we will see, but obviously some people predict that is what will happen. now if you get 35 seats for the republicans in 2010, will policy be more down the middle, more bipartisan? i don't know. >> host: but when it breaks effort plan, to some extent, is with the monica lewinsky and the impeachment thing. which i think historians will have some real trouble wrestling trying to figure out was that a great moral issue that the republicans took on tuesday, or was that some amazing piece of insanity were we all became polarized over something that was, should not have been our focus? >> guest: you probably know him my view. i wrote a book of on this. i th
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 8:30pm EDT
this the end of race of america? we know it is not at the turn of the 21st century it was starting to look that way back in 2000. remember that? in 1997 the american association of physical anthropologist urge the american government to phase out the use of waste in the data category and the substitute ethnic categories instead. geneticist studying dna the material of genes that issues instructions to our bodies were also concluding that race as a biological category made no sense. the habit of three leading human heredity to the environment may be traced back but early 19th century racial thinkers turn it around deeming it a permanent marker four and eight superiority not until the 1850's on the environment care rescued with charles darwin changes species they describe a world much longer reaping that heredity was not fixed and generation after generation things change interest bonds to their surroundings. arguments over race in the human genome decided leaving us with some intriguing data about personal appearance. prevailing racial schemes now rest once again on concept of skin col
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 9:30am EDT
for america." todd has also taught journalism, documentary film, and constitutional law as a visiting professor at wesleyan university and he is a knight fellow at yale law school. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming todd brewster. [applause] >> thank you, david, and welcome everybody, to our main event for the peter jennings project. it's a joy to be addressing you all, introducing this main event, could be received if partner high pressure with the center for oral history. you occasionally hear army officers about how war ought tore left to the warriors and civil affairs to the civil politicians. you also here "war is politics" by other means, hence the dilemma. where should the line properly fall between civil and military affairs. the framers negotiated this path with a delicate penmanship. the constitution gives power to congress to provide and maintain a navy, but an army must be reappropriated every two years, so fearful were hadell madison and hamilton that a standing army could be an agent of tyranny. here it another oddity
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
america that could collapse our economic system and drive down trust and confidence in the national institution and make the united states move with their objective, that in my judgment is all about war. >> okay. general mcmaster. >> i'd like to make a couple question points. prior to 9/11 we saw the security emerging from the most industrialized nations. when we saw that threat, we saw them mobilize. we could respond to that. i think now what bruce has mentioned, weapons of mass effect, the ability of terrorist organization to do something fundamentally different, terrorism is not a new phenomenon. what is new is the access to these disproductive weapons and also communications and the ability to take the agree -- grievances and connect them. i think it's for us to remember this is ill religious enemy who uses to motivate largely undereducated or illiterate young people to their cost. they exacerbate weakness and use weakness where there's lawlessness, and rule of law. for us to be effective against this enemy, to deny this enemy safe havens and support days bases that are still ne
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
talk about maybe step back from the way that i think the west, and especially in america, we typically, at least in the last year, since last june, have been talking about this issue which is an important area of conversation, the opposition and the internet and all of that. but talk about the importance of person-to-person exchange as a concept, historically but specifically within the iranian context. what works, what doesn't work. you laid out some of the conditions, but maybe if you could give summit examples, that you've done or your organization has done. and then drawing on what geneive was saying, the ways in which the internet can be a tool in some ways for person-to-person contact with people who, particularly in a climate where been discussing, where it's difficult sometimes to get these programs, difficult to get over there, difficult to do academic exchanges, et cetera. >> i just want to be clear, the kind of exchanges search for common ground has put together, carried out, artichoke with others was really before the time of all this discussions. i want to take u
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 8:30pm EDT
" high hopes and deferred dreams and obama as opposed racial america. facebook recently in washington for a little more than an hour. >> okay. my name is terry michael from the center of politics and journalism which is a very pleased to co-sponsor this event tonight. i have the honor of having brought robert pierre to washington under the politics and journalism semester program he was in the inaugural class and fall of 1989. we are now in the 22nd year with about 500 alumni and robert represents all of the alumni on the board of directors. he joined judy woodruff and mike mccurry and juan williams and a number of others who run why have to answer to the board of directors of the center. robert king to the program from louisiana state university. he was a junior and he went back to school and entered the school paper and then for a while he thought about getting a master's in business education, but the "washington post" saved him from the fate of personal wealth by recruiting him as a reporter for the post and now she labors under the slave wages of journalism. what's left of journa
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 8:00pm EDT
not buy any means underestimate or ignore the overwhelming importance of black race in america. i of familiar with the truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and honest to god reality of the existence of race when it meets black. in comparison with this preoccupation the statutory and biological definitions of plate race remain notoriously vague. though the beings of what is not black. but this of vagueness does not indicate a lack of interest. but lack to the contrary vast historical literature match less known today explains the meaning importance and honest to god reality of the existence of white racist. it may seem odd to begin a book on americans and antiquity a point* long before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years before the invention of concept of race but given the prevalence of the notion that it is permanent many believe it is possible to trace something recognizable back more than 2,000 years and not the westerners have tried to rationalize antiquity making an ancient history and to white race and classics into a little white f
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 6:30am EDT
sign that many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed them the best side of america. his example, i think, should serve as an example for not only ambassadors, but for americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british, to do everything he could to help the british delicacy that a have an effect t it did succeed. >> on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after meeting. kennedy is all excited. isn't it wonderful that the crisis is over and now i can get back to palm beach after all. the new york times, they ran an editorial. one of the toughest and biggest jobs that the president, his mission was one of the toughest and biggest jobs the president can get. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away wants to help it will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wrecked by a bomb. my question is how was the reporting of u.s. correspondents newspapers and radio, not websites and tv, but how was the reporting fro
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 11:30pm EDT
and what is interesting is because he was saved by to america in san 1923 earthquake they brought my eighth father in their ship then these two americans were captured as war prisoners and guam sell my mother started to sell clothing and we helped them, not only these two fellows but the others. >> host: you had to do it very quietly? >> guest: my father y s chased by the police. one time the kids are fascinated and my father disappears because the police were following us. >> host: they thought he was disloyal to the emperor? >> guest: anybody having much to do with the foreigners was a suspect. >> host: how do you get to the u.s.? did you ever think you would come here after being bombed >> guest: these two fellows who were prisoners of war left a will that his widow has to take care of one of us. but that did not materialize because i think the business didn't do as well. so that prompted the idea but i was just raised to bep&ñ housewife. [laughter] i never ever had any ambition to be professional my parents even switched to french when they talked about money because we were to
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
. well, drug dealing happens in the ghetto, depr sure. but it happens everywhere else in america as well. in fact, you know where significant differences have been found frequently suggest white yourts are more likely to engage in illegal drug dealing than black youth. but it'sçó been black youth, an particularly black young males that have been -- associated with the drug wars. there's excellent data that can be found through the sentencing project. the sentencing project based here in d.c. has done a fantastic job of analyzing and through its report the department of justice publish foff many of the reports that have been done by the sentencing project. >> calls. host: atlanta is first on our democrats line. you're on with michele alexander. she tess the author of "the new jim crow." caller: i found out the prisons and coups they are in and some of them moneys from the federal government and representatives that's determined by the census count, that count goes wards that. but they can't vote. how how do you get money for that prisoner and money's being allocated to their account. >>
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 2:00am EDT
america. i am familiar with a truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of race. it's imperative and a statutory biological definitions of white race, we may notoriously vague. believing that what is not black. the disc thickness does not indicate lack of interest. quite to the contrary for another, past historical literature, much less known today explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of white races. they may seem not to be given a book on americans in antiquity, a pure fun before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years he for the invention of the constant of race. they given the prevalence of the notion that racist permanent, many believe it possible to trace something recognizable as the white race, back more than 2000 years. in addition, not few westerners have racialized antiquity making ancient history into white race history and classics into a living whitefield, complete with pictures of blonde ancient greeks. transforming the agents into anglo-saxon a
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 3:00pm EDT
-span video library, cable's latest gift to america >> there's a lot of misunderstanding about what true free markets are, how they were, how they don't wear, what rules are needed and what rules are not necessary. we have a system that people don't understand how the system works. a disaster came along in the summer of 2007, and so we had to focus on the fact that the whole idea of free markets and capitalism have taken a real hit. >> from the industrial revolution to the great depression the united states has had its share of ups and downs. yet whether she is expecting a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land for opportunity are abundant, and the entrepreneur thrives. >> which is kind of stumbled into the. when i was in high school my partner was a junior. we were in a band and we want to make a band that we did want to pay anybody to do. we made kind of our own frame, screen out of wood that we cut, stretch the mesh over and get everything really primitive, printed a shirt like stretch of a piece of glass to hold it in place. really got started getting into it, s
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
attacking the united states of america? >> well, but let's look at what happened with regard to the detroit bomber. abduabsenteeism umar farouk abdulmutallab. they had the present of mind, given their knowledge of law, to understand that in that initial interaction, they did not have to give him his miranda warnings and the information they got from him can be used in a trial against him under the public safety exception, and -- >> well, i don't know if public safety exception goes to 50 minutes. have you had any case that's ever gone that long? >> oh, i think -- >> where you say to somebody, do you have a gun. >> oh -- >> do you have a bomb, but after a while, that exception ends. >> well, i'm going to say as a former judge, given my experience, given that set of facts, i would think that the government has acted appropriately here and statements from that gentleman would be admissible in a trial. >> well, i would just say that it would be -- the defense lawyer would make that point, i'm sure. >> oh, i'm sure they would, but they would lose in holder's court. >> this is really sign
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
? it's over $200,000 per person. it's over $500,000 per family. median household income in america is about $50,000 a year. so that means that under our present imprudent status quo do-nothing path the typical american household has a second or third mortgage equaled to 10 times their household income but no house to back that mortgage. this is our fiscal future. under our do nothing path. the line represents revenues that's percentage of the economy. the bars represent spending. if the bars above the line, which it is in every time period, that's a deficit. the fastest growing cost is interest on the federal debt. within 12 years the single largest line item in the federal budget without an increase in interest rates will be interest on the federal debt. if interest on the federal debt increases by 200 basis points or 2%, then the only thing the federal government will be able to do in 25 years is pay interest on the federal debt. that's how bad the numbers are. it's a simple four-letter word called math. this is what our debt to gdp or debt as a percentage of the total economy has b
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Apr 3, 2010 11:30am EDT
to yhare their dangers was the first tangible sign many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed that side of america and his example should serve as an example not only for ambassadors but americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british or do everything he could to help the british to see that the alliance succeeded had a tremendous effect on the fact ehat it did succeed. af on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after munich, kennedy says isn't it ovnderful the crisis is over? now i can get back to palm beach after all. tounew york times ran an bsitorial, one of the toughest and the biggest jobs, his mission was one of the biggest jobs the president can give. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away fnts to help but will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wracked by a bomb. ow was the reporting of correspondence and newspapers. and web sites and tv. and what was left in france and ime from tha
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Apr 12, 2010 8:30am EDT
are the c-span video library, cable's latest gift to america. >> all this month see the winners of c-span's student cam video documentary competition. middle and high school students from 45 states submitted videos on one of the country's greatest strengths or challenge the country's facing. watch the top-winning videos every morning on c-span at 6:50 eastern just before "washington journal." and at 8:30, during the program, meet the students who made them. and for a preview of all the winners, visit studentcam.org. there are. >> this past friday iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad unveiled a third generation of centrifuges that he says will produce fuel for as many as six of his country's nuclear plants. in a speech he talked about the advancements in his country's nuclear program and criticized the new strategic arms treaty signed by president obama and russian president medvedev calling it a big lie. here's a portion of his remarks courtesy of iran's news channel. this is about 20 minutes. >> translator: nuclear energy is a very appropriate replacement for fossil fuels. but actu
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Apr 7, 2010 12:30am EDT
just maybe america would emerge as the model for the rest of the world? >> guest: janitors and franco always believes in the goodness of people. it's never going to stop. cheesy optimism on the pessimist. >> guest: i've seen it and i'm living the train. so i don't know. i think a lot of it is genetic caretaking gets ingrained in us as human beings. >> host: so you think it's part of our dna? >> guest: i think we have to manage it. i think as superior in my 10 d. and then we have to manage that. and there's a wonderful keeper sand that is to repair the world, to finish cuts work. he didn't make us perfect, so our job is to do the best we can to get to it. >> host: to the two of you see it is your calling, your mission or are you just feeling the sense of this is the thing to do, you must do it now. go back to dr. king. used to say the time is always right to do right. >> guest: is always ready. is it my calling? it is like reading in and breathing out. it's the right thing to do. it's to stand up for what is right. i hate the leaf, each ingested and certainly coming from my back
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Apr 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
america than anywhere else in the western world. but all of these issues and facts remain erased in the country's news media. katie couric and diane sawyer aside. in 2006 of the 35 hosts or co-hosts of prime time cable news shows, 29 are men. on the sunday talk shows, men outnumber women by 4-1. home wood is still very much run by men. we all applauded katherine big low's crashing finally after 82 years of the glass ceiling, but only 9% of major film directors are female. so have we come a long way sips the 1990's? you bet we have. but women and men should be much more indignant about the resurrection of sexist images that undermine girls and women's self-esteem and seek to keep us, especially our daughters, in their place, and there is still much unfinished business for girls and women in the country, and we should resist and indeed, challenge the seductive message that full equality has been achieved, and that feminist politics are passe and no longer necessary. what can we do? there's plenty to do, but i think the first step is to name enlightened sexism for what it is, to make fun o
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Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
the idea that the constitution is a good document and that it's great for america. both sides believe. what we as conservatives believe and it's unique and the constitution of the united states is important. to the preservation of our society. the way that it is today. and preservation of a good society, a good valued moral society. and i can talk about that more at length later. second thing is respect for human life. the dignity of human life. and i get all the time from the left, oh, he's just trying to provoke people for -- about the abortion issue. that's not what it's about. really, the way you view life in general, what's the purpose of life? what is the value of life? how do we value life? what is life itself? is really something that is the epitome of one's ideology. and it really shows what you believe as an individual. whether you respect life as a right on the individual or you respect life as a state of being hagle said, as george hagle said. it really is the basis and it really comes from the basis of your own ideology. and i'll talk a little bit more at length l
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Apr 18, 2010 10:00am EDT
of feudal culture in america, to transatlantic travel, the california gold rush and the growth of the united states to a continental nation. the start of travel across central america and a planting of the sea that was to become the panama canal. the crushing of the notorious american filibuster, william walker, in his attempted up scarred with the country of nicaragua. the construction of the confederate ironclad merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipment, the fabled stock manipulation of the gary mill road and the birth of modern corporation. the consolidation of the great new york rail lines in the unarmed new york central and hudson river railroad. the growth of new city and to the first day of america. and at major world of a finance and trade complete with its first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events, and more. as t.j. stiles writes the commodores live left his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity did he start a business at the very epitome of the jacksonian ideal am a working man's desir
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Apr 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
states was undergoing a cultural war, quote, a struggle for the soul of america. what was in that according to pat buchanan? abortion, homosexuality, school choice and what he called radical feminism. after 1992 the idea of the culture war became a staple of contemporary journalism. all over the press every dispute got absorbed into the notion that the u.s. was now in a culture war. what did this mean? as hunter described the culture war, there were people devoted to the notion that there is absolute morality, there are absolute moral truths, and then there are people on the other side devoted to the notion that morality resides in our own individual judgment, that we decide what is or isn't moral. so the first group called the orthodox, the second group called the progressives were at war with each other. and as hunter perceived this, in any group, any social class, race, gender, religion, political party, even church there was a split between the orthodox and the progressive. so the culture war ran straight through the culture. the image portrayed in the press of the culture war
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Apr 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
vote for them. that's what i think anyway. >> and do you have any opinion about america's political system? did you watch the u.s. presidential debate? what did you think? >> it's kind of hard because i actually don't live in america. i think it's like -- it's just like here. you know, you get your chance to vote. you have your own say. like barack obama, he's a democrat like the labour party. and what was his name, the republican, john mccain, it's like the conservatives. so it's very similar. >> chairman and chief executive of medco health solutions, dave snow announced his company will benefit from the new u.s. health care bill this year. during his speech to the detroit economic club. medco is the largest u.s. pharmacy benefit manager and operates the largest u.s. mail order pharmacy. this is about 45 minutes. >> back in that period of time i was there like many of you and you felt that. and you experienced that. and not only on the east side of detroit but both my degrees coming from wayne state university, it all sort of touches. it's interesting, you know, when you look at th
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Apr 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
america today which is based on free markets and private capital has been very, very successful, it's one of the few areas of the economy that is expanding and is profitable. if it's not broke, don't fix it, so if they choose to move something, you know, we'll participate in the hearing, and we'll try to make sure that the free market witnesses have equal access to the committee, and i would predict that we will be able to defeat any bill that they tried to move to regulate the internet. >> host: in your view, mr. barton, what are some of the implications if congress does pass a bill saying that the fcc can regulate -- >> guest: well, you'd have less innovation on the internet, you'd have less freedom on the internet, you'd have over time a more restrictive internet, probably a higher cost internet, you'd slow down the broadband deployment. the private sector has spent billions and billions of dollars in the last decade putting in the infrastructure, and it's almost now ubiquitous that everybody in america not only has a pc where they, you know, at their home and at their work,
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Apr 7, 2010 8:00am EDT
named her one of america's top five governors. she has two sons and her husband is a federal magistrate and a judge who claims the title of first dude years before todd pailin attempted to take it as his own. she has played a prominent role in crafting the health care reform legislation and was with the president when he signed it into law two weeks ago. today she will seek to expand our understanding of this complex and controver
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Apr 3, 2010 10:30am EDT
the propaganda they show these kind of wishful filling post bowls of their posters. so america is ridiculed as a kind of paper tiger who stay will come. and just to talk about the military first policy which is the policy the north korean regime is now propagating. here's a picture of north korea right after kim ill son died in july 1984. you see the we've been -- weeping north koreans. now look at the skies. you have the grey skies which are a symbol of the changing times on the world stage. in other words, norge kim jong-il inherited a situation that was more difficult than his father had. this was the message the propaganda put across because they knew with a famine coming they could see the salmon on the horizon, they knew they could not present kim jong-il as the kind of all round figure who is just as good as economic growth as military matters. they knew they had to disassociate him from the whole economic problems as quickly as possible. they did this through the military first policy. the message of which was basically kim jong-il saying to his people, you know, i'd like
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Apr 5, 2010 3:48pm EDT
century "insert to america." todd has taught constitutional law as a visiting profession at west wesleyan, he is a knight fellow. please welcome me in welcoming todd brewster. [applause] >> thank you, david. welcome everybody to our main event for the peter jennings project. it's a joy to be addressing corral, introducing this main event, con received around west pointe. you also hear the cause of the famous victim war is politics by other means. where should the line properly fall between civil and military affairs? the framers negotiated this path with a delicate power. they give power to congress to provide and maintain a navy, but the army must be reappropriated every two years. so fearful the standing army could be an agent of tyranny. under the administration of thomas jefferson, that west pointe was founded in 1802. jefferson, who feared standing armies as much as anyone in his time. if the framers were suspicious that a powerful military would be blood thirsty, perhaps too quick to right, history hasn't proved them right. abraham lincoln had the generals who had a bad cas
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Apr 6, 2010 3:30am EDT
in the power structure of america therefore we are not used to holding elected leaders accountable or are not as good as you would say conservative evangelical movement. i think this impacts obama's ability to impact of these groups in the sense that because he doesn't have his base it's hard for him to have the constructs that informs his decision making because obviously his construct doesn't aligned with african-americans political community as you can tell by the congressional black caucus lack of ability to sway his agenda so i just want to get your reaction to that while obama doesn't have a base and may be our fault in that being as able to hold the hour leaders accountable. >> the argument you make, the one argument that why obama is not dealing with some of his constituents what is because those constituents are not making him do it. so you could argue that will go to your first point but i guess i would take exception to the fact that african-americans are one of the first people elected because democrats always got to 97% of the black vote and so obama might have gotten --
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Apr 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
america headed towards a debt ratio and recommended spending as a reaction to that circumstances. but i don't know. i'm not sure that free trade which appeals to so many of my conservative friends is a good idea. i'm not sure adam smith it right or retaliation for revenge which he thought thought was a nice virtue. remember, he was less interested in expanding the division of labor efficiencies in a pin factory to the world than he was in increasing the wealth of nations. which is a very different thing. i think there's a lot of wisdom in joseph's emphasis on the role of creative destruction. but i'm not certain how to treat the social cost of that special form of creativity. in fact, joseph himself worried about the social cost involve in destroying existing structures. i'm not even certain that monetarism is the panacea that margaret thatcher admirer contend as they decide how they are going to measure the money supply. m1, m2. i remember going to a lunch. she said do you use m2 or m3 to measure the money supply in [laughter] >> but i'm not certain that we can ignore monetary measures
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Apr 19, 2010 8:00pm EDT
innovation it into america's foreign-policy and figure out how we can maximize the potential of technology and innovation and service of america's diplomatic goals. >> host: give us the example? >> guest: i will give a couple quick ones, they vary from things doing in mexico to the condo to siberia. in in siberia, for example, we have a strategic dialogue with russia and if you think about the cold war innovation and with something they competed with the russians on and, in fact, if one of our nation's one it was perceived as though the other was losing and now innovation can be a shared resource. scientific and tough logical operation -- cooperation. we're building ties between the new russian government, the private sector and american governments and american private sector so by working together leveraging each resources we can produce scientific and technological breakthroughs that otherwise would happen. that's a positive example. another side ofñr it is fighting against bad guys and dealing with some of the threats in the world so one thing that's been very much in the news lately
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Apr 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
above the blacks in america. what you have is with obama, all of these businesses, it's the race is coming through, what he's doing, most of the people ought to deal with their own medicaid, social security, they get all of the aid and stuff plus the government. ask those people do they want their social security checks and medicaid cut out? >> host: thanks for your call. mark potok, go ahead. >> guest: well, what the caller is saying very similar to what jimmy carter said and was very criticized for which was behind all of the anger stands race. i think that's not particular literally true, there is a lot of truth in it. i do think that a very great number of people in america are very uncomfortable with the fact that we are changing and changing in a fairly radical way demographically. the census bureau has predicted in 2050, white americans will lose chair majority. whites will be below 50% of the population. that kind of change, very real change which we see all over the country occurring, it is very much representative of kind of in the election of obama, of a black man living
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Apr 14, 2010 7:30am EDT
, it is an unfair program. it is yet another chapter in america, the bailout nation, that is co-authored by the present and by speaker pelosi. it takes $50 billion from taxpayer or borrowers the money from the chinese to bail out banks that made bad loans and to bail out many who buy more home than they could afford. speculated in residential real estate or use their home equity as an atm machine. we must remember that 94% of americans own their home outright. they rent over the our current on the mortgage and they're being asked to bail out the other 6%. it's a policy that says to the citizens who work hard, who live within their means, who saved for a rain date, you are a sucker. when you're struggling to pay your own mortgage, you shouldn't be forced to pay your neighbors as well. the program is unfair to taxpayers, according to the congressional budget office, accountability office, they say that hamp, t.a.r.p., 50 billion-dollar program will lose 100% of the taxpayer investment. although i curious a note under the majority member for this hearing under this subchapter entit
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Apr 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
cannot do it without this bill. to do that, we have to restore america's faith in our ability to take strong, corrective action against the bad actors that perpetrated this crisis. yes, this is our moment to act and yet we cannot. the other side of the aisle will not let it happen. derivatives were exempted, as i say, from regulation in the commodities futures modernization act of 2000. that law created massive regulatory loopholes, like the enron loophole, which prohibited the commodities futures trading commission from overseeing electronic exchanges. the london loophole -- allowed for -- the swaps loophole, which allowed for unregulated bilateral trades through brokers, swap dealers and direct party-to-party negotiations. together these loopholes have been responsible for some of our nation's worst economic crises. they must be closed. i first became aware of the problem of unregulated derivatives during the western energy crisis. the year was 1999 when enron traders fleeced californians for approximately $40 billion in artificially inflated electricity and natural gas prices.
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Apr 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
on the campus and led me to come to washington d.c. >> host: spokesperson for young america foundation and now at human events. where can goldstein that online? >> human events online. >> host: republican collared. >> caller: i have been waiting a long time to air my views side of know where to begin. let's go back to the bush reelection in 2010 and a be brief presentation that the whole thing was rigged and that was florida. i saw that kind of thing happening in the next thing happening is right here. you have a bank in front of you. he is so smug. let me see him come up with solutions that he is criticizing. did you have any idea is? you know, how to save the country? go back to bush. he went into afghanistan. no. iraq first. to save the iraq people. doesn't he know it is a tribal system? was indeed taking advice? akon cardis if there ever was one because he was there for oil. i am a republican and shamed to be one. >> guest: most of the problems emanating from washington today are too much over reach. all of the legislation they are debating and their solution is to creat
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